This book is designed for students to use independently to enhance their critical thinking skills. It contains advice and examples of students' writing to illustrate poor performance and demonstrate how to produce effective critical discourse. As university study requires students to demonstrate critical insight, this book shows how to develop this skill by breaking down the thinking and writing processes into steps. It also points out that critical thinking is valued in post-university employment and discusses how to prepare for professional writing.
Acknowledgements About the authors Preface Introduction Part 1: Reading Chapter 1: Everyday critical thinking Chapter 2: Joining a conversation Chapter 3: Building on scholarship Part 2: Planning Chapter 4: Components of critical thinking Chapter 5: A strategy for analysis Part 3: Writing Chapter 6: Preparing to write Chapter 7: Scholarly writing Part 4: Reflection Chapter 8: Reflective critical thinking Chapter 9: Your career Conclusion References